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#1 Kane

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 10:56 PM

What certifications does a medium sized bakery and cafe business need? I'm in the United States

 

I'm thinking FSSC 22000, ISO, and SQF. But I could use some direction in determining how to identify which certifications I need to adhere to.

 

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 01:25 PM

In order to better help, why do you want/need 3rd party certification?  Is it customer driven or company driven for example


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Posted 14 March 2018 - 06:39 PM

I am just starting out in my role. So I believe company driven. Are any certs required for a medium business? Currently ServSafe is required. But following FSMA compliance, what do you think?



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Posted 15 March 2018 - 01:50 AM

ServSafe is for foodservice/restaurant operations.

 

Is your bakery a production bakery for outside wholesale customers, private label, etc.

 

Most times is is the customer that will request a specific GFSI scheme, we are seeing however a number of smaller to mid-size food companies going it alone, as in picking a certification to get because let's face it, it's after-time to get certified.

 

Our inquires for consulting range from SQF to IFS to BRC and then FSSC 22000.

 

We spin off the BRC and FSSC 22000 to other consultants as we have found a niche with SQF.

 

But, ultimatety it is up to your operation type and products.


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Posted 15 March 2018 - 02:11 AM

A little bit of both. We have some wholesale business that is picking up but most of the business is geared toward stocking multiple cafe locations. Is there a certification you recommend? Is BRC strictly for the UK?






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